Some 11 members of Somerton Town Council’s complement of 15 stepped down on Tuesday.
The walkout came after blogger Niall Connolly branded some members “jackasses” and referred to one leaflet as being “like a Nazi call to arms”.
A motion was then proposed that members step down, citing “impossible working conditions”.
There were a 11 resignations, with one “sympathy” walkout and another member going on holiday.
Councillor Ian Neale walked out but did not resign, fearing that funding for four projects he was working on might be lost.
Mr Neale said the comments on the blog, at www.muckandbrass.blogspot.com, were “probably the catalyst” for the walkout, although he had only heard of Connolly’s outspoken work from others.
He said: “My fellow councillors took great exception to it. The undermining was precipitated by the fact that Mr Connolly wanted information from the council that he felt was being kept covert.
“He comes to meetings, takes copious notes then goes back to his computer and makes criticisms.”
Jacqui Smith has admitted what the public has known all along. Her reputation has been shattered by her dodgy expenses claims.
Her husband’s blue movies may have been an “innocent” mistake but she should have had more sense than to claim that a bedroom at her sister’s house was her main home.
Ms Smith is right to say she and others disgraced by the expenses scandal don’t deserve a seat in the Lords.
Voters will be disgusted if any MP caught abusing allowances ends up cloaked in ermine.